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6/24/2008

Clariant and Bayer Partners In Nanotube Compounds

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To take advantage of the electrical conductivity and mechanical strength afforded by carbon nanotubes (CNT), Bayer MaterialScience AG in Germany (U.S. office in Pittsburgh) and Clariant Masterbatches (U.S. office in Winchester, Va.) signed a long-term cooperation agreement for development, production, and sales of CNT/thermoplastic compounds and masterbatches.

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To take advantage of the electrical conductivity and mechanical strength afforded by carbon nanotubes (CNT), Bayer MaterialScience AG in Germany (U.S. office in Pittsburgh) and Clariant Masterbatches (U.S. office in Winchester, Va.) signed a long-term cooperation agreement for development, production, and sales of CNT/thermoplastic compounds and masterbatches. Bayer will supply its Baytubes multi-wall CNTs for Clariant to use in its new “CESA conductive” products. Potential uses include machinery parts and packaging for delicate electronic components. (For more on CNTs, see our feature article last July at www.ptonline.com/library) (800) 662-2927 • www.bayermaterialsciencenafta.com (800) 891-3922 • www.clariant.masterbatches.com

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